Ok I baught a chocolate chip molly from petland awhile back (no I didnt quarenteen it, im a newbie, didnt know and dont have a qt tank - but belive me i've learned my lesson) I infected my tank with callamanus worms... That fish I euthanized immediately, not realizing the rest of my tank was most likely already infected.
jumping forward weeks ahead... I have tried EVERYTHING under the sun to get rid of these little buggers and I cant. I did the anti parasite medications, I tried the panacur canine wormer, i've waited days past all that and there are still red fiberish worms showing. I have lost 3 fish, through all this, there are some that dont look so good, amazingly the babies look to be doing the best (3/4 to 1" long, and a couple MAYBE 1/2")
Now do I euthanize everyone, and steralize everything and start over?? if so how do I steralize everything boiling water? Is any of the water salvagable so that I dont have to start cycling all over again, if I only take like say the top half?? or bad idea?
I jsut dont know what to do. It makes me so sad that I cant fix them... It pisses me off that They sold me a sick fish and that I didnt know what to look for.
please I'll take (mature) advice, all I can get, I need to know what to do, I cant just let them keep gonig like this can I?? The worms are making them skinny and eating them from the inside out... I dont want to loose them all but I dont want to let them suffer and die off one by one either...